For the longest time, there really was only one choice for computer storage: hard drives – you were essentially stuck with their spinning disks and slow speeds. Luckily, in 2018, there is a better choice. The best SSDs, or solid state drives, are speedy enough to free you from the shackles of the slow craw of mechanical disks with nearly instantaneous boot times and data transfers.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need one of the best PCs to take advantage of the awesome speed benefits that the best SSDs offer. The best Ultrabooks are essentially built for SSDs – the lightweight and compact design of these ultra-thin laptops means that old-school drives inherently clash with their design and aesthetic. Even if you’re a console gamer, the best SSDs are a compelling upgrade for the game console of your choice – you can ask any PC gamer what it’s like to all but eliminate load times with a speedy SSD. It’s because of this flexibility that we’ve created this list of the best SSDs you can buy today, each one tested and ranked in house here at TechRadar.
There are tons of great SSDs out there, and the good …read more